Yuki Nakayama is an artist born and raised in Okinawa, Japan.
Fascinated by playground architecture, her work is influenced and motivated by its
history and urgency. She believes that play is the foundation of being; from the moment you are
born, it is our inherit tool for survival. Moving between tangible three dimensional spaces and
two dimensional drawings, her interest lays in the spaces that are perhaps lost in translation.
Painting came naturally as a medium that bridges the difference. Visualizing new spaces within
the gaps of architectural representation, her work focuses on the intimacy of play. Gestures of
spaces are painted in bold, while the lines carve out details that invite multiple perspectives to
viewers. The speckles of colors inhabit these spaces as they highlight each territory. She intends
to continue to use painting as a tool to explore the built environment.